Patrick F. Mize and Philip H. Fincher started the firm of Mize & Fincher, PLLC in October of 2017. Mize & Fincher, PLLC is a boutique firm that focuses exclusively on estate planning, probate administration, and trust administration. Patrick has extensive experience in all forms of probate, including those involving international non-resident decedents.
Patrick is a graduate of the Fredrick M. Supper Honors Program at Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he received his B.A. in Communications. Patrick received his J.D. from the University of Florida.
Patrick has been a Member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar since 2014. An active member of the Florida Bar, Patrick is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section’s Probate Law and Procedure Committee and Guardianship and Power of Attorney Committee. As part of his service to the Probate Law and Procedure Committee, Patrick Chaired a Subcommittee tasked with studying Florida Statute Section 731.106. Based on a proposed statutory amendment from the Subcommittee, the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section proposed legislation to clarify the governing law for dispositions of real estate in Florida. That proposal was enacted in 2016 as new Florida Statute Section 731.1055.
Patrick was the Chair of the Trusts & Estates Section of the Collier County Bar Association for the 2014-2015 bar year and the President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Collier County Bar Association for the 2016 – 2017 bar year.